For decades Nike has been encouraging athletes to cast aside self-doubt, take action and “Just Do It.” And now Memphis, Tennessee is playing an even bigger role in the company’s mission to bring inspiration and innovation to athletes worldwide with the newly opened North America Logistics Campus-Memphis (NALC-Memphis).
This high-tech facility is the size of 49 football fields or 2.8 million square feet and is Nike’s largest distribution center in the world. For the first time in company history all three of Nike’s product lines – footwear, apparel and equipment – are housed under one roof in Memphis. Thirty-three miles of conveyor belt operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to distribute Nike and Jordan Brand products to individual consumers, wholesale customers and Nike’s own retail channels.
“Nike’s focus on the consumer is relentless,” commented Eric Sprunk, Chief Operating Officer at Nike. “We built NALC-Memphis to enhance our ability to provide our consumers what they want: premium Nike products delivered quickly and efficiently. When we deliver like this for our consumers, we grow and expand our business.
“Through successful partnerships with state and local government, we’ve built a premier logistics center that meets the increasing demands of our consumers and our wholesale customers, while also ensuring that the facility meets our high standards for sustainability. By establishing NALC-Memphis, we’re setting a new standard for Nike,” Sprunk added.